How to halve an egg

How do you cut a hard boiled egg in half? You can’t use a wire cutter unless you are planning to slice them into pieces. We can’t use knife as well as it will ruin the egg yolk. So I use what my Mom has been using – thread. I bet many of you do the same right? 
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Quickly pull a thread through the egg and there you have it, the perfect hard boiled egg in half :)

How to half an egg

Tah-dah! Nicely halved hard boiled egg (okay-lah, not as nice as my Mom’s but still nice lah!) Noticed that my egg yolk is so perfect without bruises? That is because once boiled I quickly dip them in cold water to prevent further residual cooking that will cause the egg yolk to bruise and form a bluish ring around it. I really dislike egg yolks with bluish ring.  I love them to be as yellow as butter :)

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    Wow! Thanks for the tips! Really learned something useful today ^_^

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      You are welcome :)

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    Yummy! I really don’t care about this. All I want is to eat that egg! Yum!! : D

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      LoL! Bruised egg yolk is like panda with extra eye bag lah :P

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    aiyo, so ma-fan, use a knife la LOL

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      Use knife then the egg yolk will separate and hancus lu! Where got cute to eat dy then?

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    lol!! y dnt use knife? all gonna hancur is it? :P actually i love egg yolks more than white!

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    orh….now I know how the nasi lemak fellas do it. I usually take half boiled eggs…. you know…. coupled with kopi kaw and it’s heaven!!

    half-boiled eggs rule!!!

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    I learn this frm the Nasi lemak seller haha. Actually I never knew this method even my mum doesn’t do it this way. I use the knife..the yolk didn’t break wor.

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    Ya saw the nasi lemak seller doing this. Haha saw an advertisement, using hair to cut the egg. Good choice if home out of thread *o*

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    my grandma uses thread too…. pretty useful and easy to cut the egg into half.

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    Something new to me…I thought that can be done with a knife.

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    normally cut with a knife then scoop the egg out from shells.

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    Yea! My mum cook the boiled egg also no bruises one! Damn nice. nomnomnomnomnom

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    Now only i know that thread can cut eggs into nice halves… :)

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    Never saw anybody in my house using thread to cut egg before. We all just use knife to cut, lol. As long as it’s edible egg, everybody’s happy lololol XD

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    Haven’t done this for a long time… Ok with the knife leh?

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    Thought can use the hair to cut as advertised hahaha

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    Nifty! I usually use a very sharp knife (but you gotta do it while the egg is still very hot or the yolk will spill out).

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    I think the bruise doesn’t effect the taste of the egg hor…hehe, so perfectionist one ar you :P

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    I know this method but never try it myself. haha! So lazy to find thread and cut the egg. Easy just use knife. Bruise or ruined egg yolk, I still eat. :p

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    Aiyooo…so lazy to go and look for a thread. Tali rafia maybe? hehe. Still want to stick to a knife..

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    Yeah, I have heard of people using thread but lazy me, I prefer to use knife coz it is so much convenient to grab it from the kitchen top rather than go thru my sewing kit, haha!

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